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by SA_SA_SA
17 Oct 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?

To mount my Tortec Ultralite at same height as my current rack, I would have to drill thru around where the two legs are welded together:

Any suggestions on how I could do this safely?
by SA_SA_SA
16 Oct 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

As a Spacepacker owner I'd say the most obvious plus-point of the hoop is that the poles come down to the ground at the outside edge of each porch, rather than right in the middle of the inner door. This makes it easier to get in and out and faff about with stuff in the porch.....But the Basecamp w...
by SA_SA_SA
15 Oct 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

I seem to be getting quite good at posts that get no replies.... :)
It seems a reasonable question though...
by SA_SA_SA
15 Oct 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

axel_knutt wrote:...I was rather dismayed to see that the heavy duty polythene rucsac liners that used to be ubiquitous now seem almost unavailable, ...

I use rubble sacs.
by SA_SA_SA
15 Oct 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42150

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Only a fool breaks the two second rule Estimating distances is, I suspect, a skill beyond many drivers. Perhaps they can count "one thousand, two thousand." Maybe they could think in terms of original minis* which are approx 3m/10feet long? *Old Real ones not giant BMW MINIs ie MEDIUMS.
by SA_SA_SA
13 Oct 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 351

(Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

The Saunders Spacepacker was always often represented as the ideal cyclecamping tent (for 1-2 persons ): this made me dream of one at the time so a few years ago I bought a Bergaus Peak 3.1 in a sale as it is reminiscent of the Spacepacker (although one sleeps in line with pole(better) and its trunc...
by SA_SA_SA
23 Sep 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: Brompton development over the years

.....I agree that the 3-speed with 59t/13t is too long from factory. I'd recommend swapping the 13t sprocket from factory for a 14t, much better.... I have 46t/15t as my idea is that when there is a choice between the following, you lose more time walking up hills than you gain pedaling down instea...
by SA_SA_SA
23 Sep 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2148

Re: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

The OP doesn't seem to have been back to give his own views on triangulation.. I don;t have any: I was just curious since all the (old I suppose) advice had (eg from CJ era techmical leaflets) was that you wanted triangulation for panniers yet many big-name racks seem to have abandoned it (even tho...
by SA_SA_SA
20 Sep 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear reflector for saddlebag?
Replies: 22
Views: 916

Re: Rear reflector for saddlebag?

[ Yeah I thought about that, but there are some cons to doing it. 1. It's use would be extremely rare 2. It needs batteries (which might be flat when I need it due to point 1) 3. Not realising how dark it is/forgetting to switch it on As NetworkMan said alkaline cells have a shelf life of several ye...
by SA_SA_SA
16 Sep 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Rack with shorter legs to suit 26in wheels(559)?

My current rear pannier rack is steel, so I thought of replacing it with a lighter one such as the Tortec Ultralite: The Tortec Ultralite says 26in or 700C but this seems to mean the pannier (hook) rails are higher on my 26in wheeled bike than my original rack (which I presume is incompatible with 7...
by SA_SA_SA
16 Sep 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?
Replies: 54
Views: 2148

Why many rear racks no longer triangulated?

It seems many rear pannier racks are no longer triangulated despite having enough struts to make it easy:

I wonder why?
by SA_SA_SA
9 Sep 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 1881

Re: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*

More info on the Tegstove: it definitely does take the cheap A4 Butane cannisters:
https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/tegstove.37127/

Surely, summer lightweight gas-loving campers should want a lightweight A4 stove (ie no adaptors needed)?
by SA_SA_SA
6 Aug 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 1881

Re: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*

...those long {A4 aerosol style} cartridges ... This seems to be an upright A4 stove that was on dragons den due to its unnecessary(IMHO :) ) unique selling point: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tegstove-Holiday-Fishing-Caravan-Portable/dp/B06Y2FNJ7J/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tegstove&qid=1565108684&s=...
by SA_SA_SA
31 Jul 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Manchester Airport / Trans Pennine Trail

.... woodhead pass....If the road is quiet i would be tempted to do the short section on the road to the dunford bridge turn off .... Err, but the road might be be quiet when you join it but then some possibly impatient HGV(s) may appear (as I found, and I was zipping down the hill not slogging up ...
by SA_SA_SA
30 Jul 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tell me about… rain jackets
Replies: 32
Views: 4464

Re: Tell me about… rain jackets

I always found the problem with PU-only '(a bit) breathable' jackets for cycling was the arms:... I bought the cheapest decathon and turned it into a T shirt (but it has under arm vents which this rendered unnecessary, and required unnecessary extra seam sealing (it isn't fully seam sealed...). I k...